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Backlash Against Australia’s Media Reform Heats Up

SYDNEY: Among the media reforms proposed by the Australian communications minister, Stephen Conroy, is a plan to do away with the "75-percent audience reach" rule, which prevents any single group from broadcasting to more than three-quarters of the country’s population. Hamish McLennan, incoming CEO at Ten Network Holdings, said that ...

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StarHub Sets Up New IPTV Service

SINGAPORE: StarHub TV on Fibre is a brand-new IPTV service launching into the market on March 18, initially available only to commercial customers such as offices, restaurants and pubs.  StarHub TV on Fibre will be delivered over the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). It will reach current DTTV customers and beyond. ...

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AETN All Asia Networks Gears Up for Launch of Lifetime, H2

SINGAPORE: Ahead of adding Lifetime and H2 to its lineup, AETN All Asia Networks has made two promotions within its programming, production and on-air creative departments. Joyce Lim has become the director of program scheduling. Lim has been a member of the programming team since 2007, working with HISTORY, Bio ...

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ATF Confirms Dates for 2013 Event

SINGAPORE: The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore are scheduled for December 3 to 6 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Last year was the second time that ATF and ScreenSingapore were co-located. The event attracted 3,917 trade delegates, representing 1,072 companies from more than 52 countries. ...

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Australia’s Media Reform Under Scrutiny

SYDNEY: Several Australian networks, including Ten Network and Seven, have taken issue with proposed media reforms that would allow a merger between Nine Entertainment and much of the Southern Cross Media Group. The free-to-air Ten, Nine and Seven have welcomed parts of the changes but disagree with others. The plans ...

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Howard Stringer Announces Retirement from Sony

TOKYO: Howard Stringer, who stepped down as CEO of Sony in February of last year, is retiring from the company officially in June, after having led the board of directors for a year. Stringer served as CEO of Sony from 2005 to 2012. He was replaced last year as CEO ...

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Exclusive Interview: GMA Network’s Felipe L. Gozon

PREMIUM: Felipe L. Gozon, the chairman and CEO of GMA Network, reveals to TV Asia Pacific what his main priorities are for maintaining GMA’s ratings highs, driving increases in ad revenues and expanding onto new platforms. TV ASIA PACIFIC: What’s driving GMA’s ratings gains? GOZON: I think it is our innovative ...

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Asian Side of the Doc Gears Up for Fourth Event

KUALA LUMPUR: The fourth edition of Asian Side of the Doc is set to take place in Malaysia from March 19 to 22, with a schedule that focuses heavily on international co-productions. Panel sessions will be on trans-Asian and Asian-Western co-productions, and there will also be screenings and social events. ...

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zeebox Australia to Add Foxtel Programs

SYDNEY: The signing of a new agreement sees zeebox become the first second-screen app in Australia to include key Foxtel channels in its lineup. The service was launched just four months ago in Australia, with Network Ten as its founding shareholder. The app allows users to get more information on ...

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